Wed.Jan 17, 2018

Finding a class to partner with virtually AND activities to do together

Ditch That Textbook

Video calls can get your students connected to others just like them around the country and world! Here's how to do it using Skype, Google Hangouts and others. Graphic by Matt Miller with )It's a big, big world out there, and it's easier than ever to reach out to someone.Does your class reflect that?We We have […].

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Bullis Charter School Students Engage in Global Climate Change Work

P21 Blogazine

Are you a Leaner or a Lifter?

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 15 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As my students and I were watching a John Maxwell video yesterday, he quoted this poem which hit me between the eyes. I’m asking myself: do I intentionally lift or do I lean.

How to Pick the Right Instructional Model for Your Classroom

Education Elements

Selecting the right instructional model to personalize learning is a bit like cooking dinner for my family. It’s an art, not a science. To better understand this analogy, it is important to be familiar with the three base models that teachers have in their proverbial pantry: station rotation, playlists, and flipped lessons.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree on episode 233 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. But that’s not all. She’s also started the Cultivate World Literacy Project and more.

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Music for the classroom


I can never find suitable music to play in the classroom. It has to be calming, good for concentration, and contain no lyrics. I decided to compile a playlist on Spotify. Click this link to find the playlist: [link]. Just click follow to save it.

What Oberlin reveals about higher ed’s vulnerable business model

The Christensen Institute

Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio, boasts a nearly $800 million endowment and is ranked 26th by US News & World Report. And if you are lucky enough to be admitted to the highly selective school, tuition, room, and board can be yours for just a hair under $70,000 per year. Despite what may, at first blush, seem like an elite school with oodles of wealth, Oberlin is in financial straits.

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)


If you buy it, you better use it. That especially holds true for K-12 school officials who altogether spend more than $8.3 billion on education software each year, according to estimates from the Software and Information Industry Association. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used.

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OPINION: We can’t afford not to supply school-based healthcare

The Hechinger Report

In this May 12, 2017 photo, registered nurse Samantha Marz checks a student at Rundle Elementary School in Las Vegas. AP Photo/John Locher.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Love Projects: 2nd Grade Tweets & Instagrams

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Every class in our school has read the book Love by Matt de la Pena & Loren Long. In preparation for their visit later this month, every class has also created a piece of art in response to the book. These projects began in the library and continued in the art classroom with Ms. Foretich.

How to Conduct a Live Class from WizIQ Virtual Classroom


Step-By-Step Instructions for Using this Popular Education Platform to Deliver a Live Class Session What can be termed as a “live class”? For instance, a session conducted on Skype by an instructor. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning by Terry Heick If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the […].

Innovators Worth Watching: OurPath

The Christensen Institute

A study by the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Obesity Collaborators, recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that an astonishing 35% of all American adults and 15% of children are clinically obese. Obesity is not just associated with reduced quality of life; it also puts people at significantly increased risk of deadly, costly conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. And its prevalence is not only an American problem.

I Am So Tired Of 'Nice'

Adam Welcome

I've heard it for years and years and years and years. People use it like it's some magical quality that other people have and it makes them untouchable. Like they get a free pass from having to actually be relevant and push their organization forward. In my experience and opinion it's purely used as an excuse to protect people, to shield them from the work they should be engaging in, from the people who they are actually here to serve - THE KIDS! I am so tired of nice.

Actively Learn

Technology Tidbits

Actively Learn is a site I'm just finding out about that is an excellent resource for educators looking to increase comprehension and "depth" of any text. AL reminds me a lot of EDpuzzle but instead of "making a video your own" it is "making reading material your own".

Meet NEO at BETT 2018!


The future is like a coin: there has always been — and there will always be — two sides to it: fear and excitement. People have been afraid of the future since forever. Not knowing for sure what tomorrow has in store can really be stressful.

Super Teacher Worksheets

Technology Tidbits

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for educators looking for printables, worksheets, puzzles, activities, and much much more.

Strategies for teaming up with your educational community


Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students.

Continuity of Operations Plans Can Help K–12 Districts Face Disaster

EdTech Magazine

Continuity of Operations Plans Can Help K–12 Districts Face Disaster. meghan.bogardu…. Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:52. In terms of natural disasters, 2017 was one for the record books.

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The Life-Saving Benefits of Being Curious! (warning: serious TMI).

Cycles of Learning

In her lecture, The Hungry Mind: Origins of Curiosity , Susan Engel of Williams College beautifully explains the benefits of curiosity not only on student motivation, but learning.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. K-12 Schools.

Why We Need Controversy In Our Classrooms


Ask any teacher about teaching about a controversial topic, and most will tell you to avoid it at any cost. Now is the time to teach students how to deal with controversial subjects and how to cope with a plurality of ideas and identities School administrators hate controversy and will often discourage teachers from discussing hot topics in their classrooms at all. Teachers routinely get fired or reprimanded for opening discussion in their classroom about ideas that some may take issue with.

Ten Ideas To Take Students Beyond That STEM Activity… And Towards The Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a New Year and all the opportunities it can bring. With the New Year comes the anticipation of classroom excitement and new learning experiences. As we begin, I would like to provide some ideas that might just turn up the learning in the area of STEM education. Before continuing, I would appreciate having you take a moment to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email and follow me at ( mjgormans ).


9 of The Best Apps for Learning Spelling

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 17, 2018 Spelling is a learned activity that requires formal/informal teaching and practice. You may pick up the oral part of a target language relatively easily (depending on your more. ipad spelling apps

4 Rules for Accessible Images That Will Get You More Views

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand that when posts have images they receive more views and provide a better experience for the reader. What they may not realize is that is only the beginning. You also should describe your images. There are two primary reasons for that.

10 Good Tips to Help You Set up and Manage Your Classes on Google Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 17, 2018 Google Classroom is an educational platform that allows teachers and students to connect, communicate and facilitate classroom workflow. It provides a collection of more. Google Classroom my freebies

New Survey Says Only a Third of College Students Feel Prepared for Job Market and Workplace


Overall, only about a third of college students feel prepared that they’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the job market and in the workplace. That’s one of the findings Carol D’Amico, Strada Education’s Executive Vice President of Mission Advancement and Philanthropy, found most surprising from a new Strada-Gallup survey on career readiness.

How Google Keeps Our Data Safe- Teaching and Learning Webinar


This month’s Teaching & Learning webinar was all about how Google keeps our data safe in G Suite for Education. You can view the 52 minute Youtube Live Event at [link]. and the resources from the panel at [link].

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Continuity of Operations Plans Can Help K12 Districts Face Disaster

EdTech Magazine

By Ryan Petersen Planning goes beyond disaster recovery to include everyone in the organization. Backup and Recovery Business Continuity Continuity of Operations Data Center Disaster Recovery

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3 teacher-vetted edtech resources for cross-curricular lessons

eSchool News

When I was teaching social studies in elementary school, I often found that while my ideas were endless, my planning time was limited. Despite my best efforts, I struggled to adequately prepare for all of my social studies lessons in a given week.

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Talking Social Media With Your Children

Tech Helpful

Today's adolescent does not communicate the way we do. Social media is one of the main ways of communication and our world morphs ever so slightly into different most popular choices. As a mom on the cusp of the social media world with adolescents I protected my children maybe too much at times.

Leading Schools – Stories From the Field

The PL2C Blog

Colleen is a second year principal at Pleasant View Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island. Colleen attended the August 2017 Leading Schools Summit in Boston and jumped right in, several weeks after the Summit, to immediately begin applying what she learned. Colleen was impressed that Leading Schools was paperless, with all materials accessible online during and after the Summit.